Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Hybrid cars in hybrid vehicle parking spots

At the suggestion of a student, our campus added
two parking spaces for hybrid vehicles, just to
encourage the switch from gas to electric. Electric
does consume energy but at much lower rate than
vehicles powered by fossil fuels.

Transportation

On campus

The Javelina Habitat campus is a great place to cruise around on a bike or take a walk. But when you’re trying to make back-to-back classes at opposite ends of the campus riding a bike becomes a viable mode of transportation, it’s convenient! No worries about hunting down a parking space, and you know you’re doing the right thing for your planet and your body.

Here’s the thing…

Conventional modes of transportation depend on fossil fuels for their power; the average vehicle produces .04 metric tons of carbon dioxide for every 100 miles traveled. Carbon dioxide is the leading cause of climate change and climate change is having a dramatic effect on Planet Earth.

If you’re interested in just how much carbon dioxide is emitted into the atmosphere by our campus community, refer to the study conducted by TAMUK student and faculty, Analysis of Carbon Footprint of Texas A & M University Kingsville. It shows that student, staff and faculty commuting to and from Kingsville is a huge contributor to the carbon dioxide our community emits into the atmosphere.

What Can We Do?

Ride a bike or walk or skate whenever possible. Be safe! Look for more bicycle racks to be added to our campus in the fall of 2013.

Or, take the B & G Express! Texas A&M University Kingsville, in collaboration with Kleberg County Human Services, operates the shuttle service, established in 2011 and currently providing continuous routes throughout campus on two separate lines. The B&G Express also provides off-campus service from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm to numerous shopping, dining, and entertainment locations within the City of Kingsville. The service is available at no additional costs to TAMUK students. However, faculty and staff must sign up for the service in the University Business Office. To learn more: http://www.tamuk.edu/bgexpress/

If you commute from Corpus Christi consider catching a ride with the shuttle bus, provided to the campus community from two convenient Corpus Christi locations: Del Mar College East Campus – 101 Baldwin Blvd and Gold’s Gym – 6643 S. Staples St. In addition to grant funding, passengers are required to pay a fee for this service.

This page was last updated on: September 09, 2013